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Re: Hennipen
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2009, 12:02:44 PM »
Hennipen is a decent Saison.

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Re: Hennipen
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2013, 08:51:34 PM »
I just had a Hennepin for the first time in a long time. Is it just me or does this seem a lot closer to a golden strong than a saison? Don't get me wrong, I love the beer, but it seems a lot more estery and not quite as dry as I generally expect from a saison. It's a lot closer to Duvel than to any saison I've had.
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Re: Hennipen
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2013, 04:49:38 AM »
I just had a Hennepin for the first time in a long time. Is it just me or does this seem a lot closer to a golden strong than a saison? Don't get me wrong, I love the beer, but it seems a lot more estery and not quite as dry as I generally expect from a saison. It's a lot closer to Duvel than to any saison I've had.

I have always thought this as well, at least in a side by side with DuPont or some of the Stillwater examples I've had.
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Re: Hennipen
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2013, 05:33:37 AM »
I like it. Maybe a little to clean for my vision of a saison. Just too pricy. And Tintin is on the label somewhere IIRC.

When I get back will have to splurge on a bottle.
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Re: Hennipen
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2013, 05:39:28 AM »
Whoa, zombie thread!  I like Hennipin.  I've heard many sources call this style hoppy but I don't get that.  Maybe hoppy for a French or Belgian beer?  I really like this style and have had some that are estery and others not as much.  Le Merle from a North Coast was a little estery and Boulevard Tank 7 not as estery.  Mother's Brewing from Speingfield, MO just released a Farmhouse as their spring seasonal.  At 5.6% abv its also sessionable.  I've actually never had DuPont.  That stuff is in a green bottle, right?  I realize its supposed to be representative of the style but I figured the Tank 7 and others would be fresh.
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